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How our pump stations work


Tricel® pump stations are used where gravity drainage is not possible. The tank collects the sewage or foul water from low-lying developments and pumps it at intervals to the main sewer or sewage treatment plant.

The float switch in the tank activates the pump when the level of foul water or waste reaches a pre-defined volume.

Pumping chambers contain a chamber, pump, pump controls, float and/or an alarm, based on individual requirements. Multiple and backup pumps are also available.

The pump process is controlled with the use of control float. Control floats are set to turn on and off at predefined levels for pumping a specific volume of effluent per dose.

Our pump stations are designed to meet building regulations, including  Document H1 (“Foul Drainage”). This stipulates that:

“Where foul drainage from a dwelling or building is to be pumped, the effluent receiving chamber should be sized to contain 24 hours inflow to allow for disruptions due to power failures or breakdown. The minimum daily discharge of foul drainage should be taken as 150 litres per day per person for domestic use.”

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